One of my all time favorite donuts has always been the apple fritter. The cinnamony appley goodness just melts in your mouth and is hard to pass up with a morning cup of coffee.
I was inspired by a recipe that is sure to excite not only your taste buds, but your body will be empowered to go for a run. Seriously..sugar rushes and coffee highs make for great runs (5miles and under.)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tblsp Earth Balance Vegan Butter
- Equivalent of 1 egg ( I used Ener G egg re-placer.)
- 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk, plus more if needed
- 1 cup chopped/diced apple. I used a honeycrisp.
- For the glaze-1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tblsp almond milk or more. Start with 1tblsp.
- Coconut oil for frying
Mix all the dry ingredients together, and then slowly add the wet ingredients MINUS the apples. Mix together until well combined, but not over beaten. Gently fold in the apple pieces. Once the oil is ready (when a test drop of dough floats to the top of the oil, a drop of water sizzles, or a piece of white bread browns in 60 seconds) place 3-4 balls of dough into the oil. Watch for browning and once the underside is browned flip over and fry the other side. Once the golf ball sized ball is completely browned they are done. I used a basic frying pan with enough coconut oil to cover about 1/3 of the dough. Once the donut is dried off, paint or dunk into the glaze.
These are the best donuts I have ever tasted. Partially because they are homemade, and everything tastes better when you make it yourself. You can’t even tell they’re vegan. Make these now. This batch makes about 14 medium sized donut balls, and they were gone in two days. I was in a donut daze.
- What’s your favorite type of donut? Apple fritters, maple bars, and ANYTHING filled with creamy goodness.
- Donut or doughnut? Why can’t we just pick one way to spell this word!?